Opportunity to Comment on Bald Mountain Stewardship Project


For Immediate Release
Contact: 208-423-7500

Julie Thomas, Public Affairs Officer

Web: http://www.fs.usda.gov/snf/




Opportunity to Comment on Bald Mountain Stewardship Project


Ketchum, Idaho

November 21, 2019


The Ketchum Ranger District of the Sawtooth National Forest and the Shoshone Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management welcomes your comments on a shared stewardship project to improve forest health within and adjacent to the Bald Mountain Ski Area.

The proposed action is intended to remove insect infested, diseased, and dead trees, improve forest health, increase resilience to disturbance, reduce hazardous fuels, and initiate regeneration of forest stands.

An environmental assessment is being prepared for the project. A notice of proposed action is available for review online at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57171. The notice and supporting documentation are also available for review at the Ketchum Ranger District in Ketchum, Idaho. Additional information regarding this action can be obtained from: Zachary Poff, SNF, Recreation/Winter Sports, at zachary.poff@usda.gov or by phone at (208) 622-0087.



The mission of the Forest Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The agency manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to state and private landowners and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world. Public lands the Forest Service manages contribute more than $13 billion to the economy each year through visitor spending alone. Those same lands provide 30 percent of the nation’s surface drinking water to cities and rural communities and approximately 66 million Americans rely on drinking water that originated from the National Forest System.  The agency also has either a direct or indirect role in stewardship of about 900 million forested acres within the U.S., of which over 130 million acres are urban forests where most Americans live.)